Pictish Stone on Loan to Dundee

Pictish Stone on Loan to Dundee

A Pictish stone from the University Museums' collections has gone on loan to Dundee as part of a spotlight tour.

As part of the ‘Reflections on Celts’ spotlight tour from the British Museum and National Museums Scotland, a Pictish stone from the University Museums’ collection will be going on display in the McManus in Dundee.

The exhibition will be on display in Dundee from 31st August 2016 – 26 March 2017 alongside the two Iron Age mirrors from the British Museum and National Museums Scotland.

The Pictish stone from Fairygreen, Perthshire, contains various symbols including a Pictish beast, a mirror, a comb and a decorated rectangle. Unusually, on the hind leg of the beast, you can see where the carver has made a mistake and ctried to erase it. 

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